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Deportation Delayed for 'Enemy Combatant'

The Bush administration on Thursday postponed deporting Yaser E. Hamdi, the Saudi-American captured in Afghanistan in 2001, because of Saudi government objections to requirements that it monitor him for five years, even though he has not been charged with a crime. Saudi officials, clearly irritated, said they found the monitoring provision of Mr. Hamdi’s release agreement unreasonable. They also noted that the supervision duties, which entail ensuring that Mr. Hamdi does not leave the country for five years, were imposed upon Saudi Arabia even though no Saudi officials were involved in the negotiations.Full Story

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